Summer Camps 2016

Join us for a Summer Camp this year!


Animation Camps  | TV Studio Production Camps | 
Sports Broadcasting Camps

Animation and TV Studio camps run from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Sports Broadcasting camps run from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

For Registration information, call (650) 494-8686, or contact Jesse Norfleet at

For Sports Broadcasting Camps, contact Chuck Alley at

Use links below to REGISTER ONLINE


Our summer 2016 partner organization is the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center! We are thrilled to be partnering with the JCC and expect another summer of fun-filled programs led by industry professionals.

Animation Camps

Animation & Special Effects


Grades: 6 – 12

Cost:  $450

Students use industry standard animation software to create 3D animations and special effects for movies! Students use green screen technology to make actors interact with digital elements on screen and compile multiple effects into finished movies.

Instructor: Lessa Bouchard

2016 Animation Camp Sessions:


Summer Session 1 (grades 6-8)Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24

Summer Session 2 (grades 9-12)Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15

Summer Session 3 (grades 6-8)Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22

TV Studio Production Camps

Television Studio Production -aka, “How To Become A TV Star In One Week”



Grades: 6-12

Cost:  $450

Students learn all the skills they need to produce, direct, and star in their own TV shows in our professional studio. From concept to completed show, students design sets, run cameras, sound, graphics, and star bringing their big ideas to the big screen! Previous classes have produced, game shows, sit coms, talent shows and discussions about local youth related issues.

Instructor: Sara Bennett

2016 TV Studio Camp Sessions:


Summer Session 1 (grades 9-12): Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24

Summer Session 2 (grades 6 – 8): Monday, June 27– Friday, July 1

Summer Session 3 (grades 6-8): Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15

Sports Broadcasting Camps

Sports Broadcasting


Grades: 6-12

Cost:  $560

Instructor:  Chuck Alley

Links and registration for all 7 Sports Camp Summer Sessions are below.



Students learn all the elements of LIVE Sports Broadcasting in a unique one-of-a-kind hands-on training experience. Using our mobile TV production truck, each student has a chance to learn every crew position, from Director and Camera Operator to Graphics Engineer, Audio Engineer and Play-by-Play Commentators. At the end of the week long session, the team films a live local sporting event, which will be shown on local TV!

Graduates of this camp are eligible to join the MC Sports Broadcasting Team, to cover local school sporting events during the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons annually. Games are broadcast on local TV and on the web. Crew members receive Community Service hours, a free meal each game and the chance to work with industry professionals. To learn more about MC Sports, contact Chuck Alley.

Session 1, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-8) Jun 20-24 at MidPen Media Center

Session 2, Registration Closed

Session 3, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-8) Jul 11-15 at MidPen Media Center

Session 4, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 9-12) Jul 18-22 at MidPen Media Center

Session 5, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-8) Jul 25-29 at MidPen Media Center

Session 6, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 9-12) Aug 1-5 at MidPen Media Center

Session 7, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-8) Aug 8-12 at MidPen Media Center










SCHOLARSHIPS: To apply, please contact Youth Education Coordinator, Jesse Norfleet: 650-494-8686 x28

LOCATION & WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP: All Camps are held at the Media Center (except where noted above) – 900 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto. Students should pack a lunch and a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Sports Campers should also bring a hat, sunglasses & sun screen.

10% Off for Multi-Weeks, Multi-Family Members – Digiquest Only

$20 Discount for ALL registrations turned in BEFORE MARCH 1, 2016 – Digiquest Only

Digiquest & Sports Camp Cancellation & Refund Policy:  No refund will be given for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the camp session’s start date.  Cancellations between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the camp session’s start date will result in a 50% refund.  Cancellations made earlier than 4 weeks prior to the camp’s start date will result in an 85% refund.

  • The Media Center reserves the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient.  In such an instance, fees paid will be refunded in full.
  • The Media Center is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen personal belongings.